So you find out someone was saying terrible things about you, and then they turn around and ask for your help. And you think, well they don’t DESERVE my help! Ha!
And then you talk to your godly husband who reminds you that being like Jesus isn’t easy, it’s a daily choice, to do the right thing, to not repay evil with evil, to not get tired of doing good, to strive for Holiness everyday, in every way…
So you relent. Against your fallen nature. Through gritted teeth.
Then Jesus softly reminds you - hey, YOU didn’t deserve ANYTHING I’ve given you freely, salvation, love, peace, joy… should I go on?
Then your heart changes, ever so slightly… and you thank God for His mercies and His love and His patience with you, and ask Him to keep working in your heart.